Jordan Vineyard & Winery uncorks schedule

2017 turning out to be very good year, indeed

The iconic Jordan Winery Chateau overlooks nearly 1,200 acres of rolling hills and vineyards dedicated to agriculture, hospitality and conservation. Yet it’s a short drive to the happening town of Healdsburg. Jordan Vineyard & Winery photo

Located in Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, Calif., Jordan Vineyard & Winery is a large family-owned estate that produces cabernet sauvignon,  chardonnay and olive oil of the stellar kinds while practicing sustainable farming.

It’s also famous for a host of events and 2017 is turning out to be a very good year, indeed, with more hikes and new themes added to its popular dinner parties.

“Jordan Vineyard & Winery has unveiled its 2017 schedule of winery events, featuring two new themed dinner parties in summer, expanded dates for vineyard hikes from spring to fall, harvest lunches and more,” explains Lisa Mattson,  Jordan director of marketing and communications.

More Vineyard Hikes

Unique amongst Healdsburg wineries, more than three-quarters of the scenic estate has been preserved as natural habitat — an oasis where craggy oak trees pepper the landscape, geese and ducks swim the lakes, and rabbits and turkeys roam the hills.

The property includes 112 acres of grapevines, 18 acres of olive trees, a 1-acre garden, two lakes and several grazing pastures.

With the success of the first three hikes around the 1,200-acre estate in 2016, Jordan is now expanding its Vineyard Hike program for 2017.

Six hikes total will be offered in April, May, June, July and November. These moderately strenuous, three-mile hikes will pass through natural wildlife habitat, sustainably farmed vineyards and cattle ranchland, as well as around secluded lakes, chef’s garden, apiary and olive orchards, where a tasting will take place by the trees. The hike culminates at the Chateau for a charcuterie picnic and wine tasting. Dates are April 28 and 29, May 18, June 17, July 20 and Nov. 3.

Summer Dinner Parties

Two new culinary events debut in 2017: a Bastille Day dinner celebration in July and a Bounty of Sonoma County farm-focused dinner in August. Both will be served al fresco on the winery terrace.

The Bastille Day dinner will flow July 14 at a cost of  $200 per person.

Revel in the spirit of French gastronomy with Jordan’s first  Bastille Day dinner party that features a reception with cuvee champagne, four-course dinner and wines.

Bounty of Sonoma County Dinner will flow Aug. 12 at a cost of $200 per person.

Experience a celebration of Sonoma County agriculture with a four-course, al fresco dinner party that transports the region’s top culinary treasures to your plate.

Spring at Jordan

Spring at Jordan will be a fun afternoon affair May 13 for $95 per person.

A celebration of Jordan’s new vintage releases, Spring at Jordan is a walk-around tasting featuring premier purveyors, food by the Jordan chef and live entertainment. In honor of the debut of Jordan Cuvee Champagne by AR Lenoble, this year’s theme will be a Belle Epoque Spring at Jordan.

Vista Point Supper

Sip wine in a room with a view at Sunset Supper at  Vista

Point on July 29 for $200 per person.

The dinner party hosted on Jordan Estate’s highest hilltop will offer a four-course meal served in an open-air pavilion, paired with Jordan wines and panoramic views.

Olive Harvest Lunch

Olive Harvest Celebration & Lunch will be Nov. 4 for  $125 per person. Enjoy fall colors, an olive harvest experience, champagne reception, demo and tasting, a sumptuous three-course lunch served al fresco and an optional olive harvest demonstration.

For tickets and more details, visit  www.jordanwinery.com/events/calendar/healdsburg-winery-events.